There is a very interesting Arsenal rumour doing the rounds at the moment with some quotes from the Nigerian international striker Austin Amutu, who claims that Arsene Wenger has been keeping an eye on his career and expects the Frenchman to take him to Arsenal in the near future.
The 22 year old, who is currently playing in Israel with Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona was reported as saying: “It has been my dream to play for Arsenal, they came for my while I was at Warri Wolves and I think it was money that truncated the whole thing, by now I should be playing for Arsenal or any team in England,”
“I am happy that a coach like Wenger has interest in me for long, still keeps his eyes on me and has not lost interest.
“I believe I am not far away from my dream of playing for Arsenal. He recommended me to Angers. The French team watched me score in Toto Cup semi-finals.”
Amutu is not very well known outside Nigeria but as considered a star at Warri Wolves in Nigeria where he scored 21 goals in 51 appearances. In Israel he has just scored two goals to take his team though to the final of the Toto Cup, so he is confident mood. He said: “I am so delighted to score a brace that helped my team progress to the final of the cup. It was against a strong team and I give God all the glory,”
“The goal is for my kid brother who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday.”
I doubt there is very much in this rumour, but you never know….